My check engine light is on and the car will not shift out of low, what's wrong?

35

Asked by Nov 06, 2007 at 07:15 PM about the Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Have two warning messages or faults.  One is Light sensor warning, the other is ESP not available.  This morning the check engine light was on and the car will not shift out of low.  What is causing this?

1 Answer

46,135

Sounds like a transmission solenoid. The car is not shifting out of low as it's pre-programmed to go into a "stay-alive" mode when the trans. does not shift properly. The low gear allows you to drive it in for service rather than have it towed. You'll have to get your electronic stability program checked out at the same time as the two issues may or may not be related.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Experts

  • #1
    Lorne Grandison
    Reputation
    5,240
  • #2
    PPC123
    Reputation
    3,760
  • #3
    zabi
    Reputation
    2,770
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
613 Great Deals out of 22,054 listings starting at $1,800
Used BMW 3 Series
1,103 Great Deals out of 33,000 listings starting at $1,200
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class
124 Great Deals out of 7,630 listings starting at $1,200
Used Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
159 Great Deals out of 6,180 listings starting at $15,595
Used Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
51 Great Deals out of 2,206 listings starting at $4,950
Used BMW 5 Series
460 Great Deals out of 16,101 listings starting at $1,032
Used Audi A4
246 Great Deals out of 11,984 listings starting at $1,899
Used BMW M3
44 Great Deals out of 1,936 listings starting at $5,999
Used Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
23 Great Deals out of 504 listings starting at $4,580
Used Honda Accord
917 Great Deals out of 77,850 listings starting at $1,295
Used Mercedes-Benz M-Class
275 Great Deals out of 6,241 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Mustang
430 Great Deals out of 41,722 listings starting at $1,488
Used Chevrolet Camaro
506 Great Deals out of 30,982 listings starting at $995
Used Mercedes-Benz G-Class
3 Great Deals out of 987 listings starting at $25,000
Used Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
193 Great Deals out of 4,064 listings starting at $6,951

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.